The Snowdonia National Park is home to Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. A mile away from the base of the mountain, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, Plas Y Nant Lodge is a peaceful retreat for couples. Caernarfon Castle, the Isle of Anglesey, Llandudno, Porthmadog and Portmeirion are all within easy reach, giving visitors plenty of options of things to see and do.
A cosy holiday cottage located within the grounds of the castle walls of the medieval town of Conwy and within a short stroll of the towns many amenities and harbour. Watkin Cottage enjoys a picturesque setting and is a perfect self-catering base for a holiday exploring North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.
Wavecrest is a spacious, stylish adults-only holiday cottage steps away from Llandudno's West Shore Beach. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with three bathrooms and is perfect for couples and friends who want to be within walking distance of this famous Victorian seaside resort's beach, cafes, bars, and shops. The views from the house and garden are fantastic, reaching across the beach towards Anglesey and Puffin Island. Snowdonia, National Trust Bodnant Gardens, Surf Snowdonia, and many other attractions are all within easy reach. Bookings are available all year round.
For those in the know, Llandudno has never been out of fashion. The stylish Victorian seaside resort has two beautiful beaches and excellent amenities, making it ideal for a family holiday by the coast in all seasons. Farsite is a spacious holiday cottage sleeping six people in three bedrooms. It's metres from West Shore's Blue Flag Beach and no more than a 10-minute stroll from North Shore and Llandudno's elegant Victorian pier. The cottage enjoys beautiful water and mountain views from indoors and the garden and is finished and furnished to a high standard.
Bwthyn Bach, or Little Cottage, is a romantic holiday home with sensational views of Moel y Gest and the southern Snowdonia mountains. The charming ground-floor cottage is only two miles from Criccieth and has excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes around the Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay and the national park. It has one bedroom for couples or solo visitors, with guests enjoying extras like an outdoor hot tub and a cosy log burner. Bwthyn Bach is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round.
Glas y Dorlan is a wonderful stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous setting between the Llyn Peninsula and southern Snowdonia mountains. Criccieth and beaches are two miles away, while Porthmadog and Portmeirion are 10 and 15 minutes by car. There is fishing on-site and excellent access to footpaths, cycling routes and mountain bike trails. Caernarfon Castle, Zip World and Bounce Below are all within half an hour's drive. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is very popular with couples but also suits families and friends.
Families love Ty Mawr, not only for its spacious rooms and garden but also for the stunning views over the valley to the mountains of Snowdonia. The period self-catering farmhouse is two miles from Criccieth and within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park, providing a wealth of ways to explore and enjoy this fantastic landscape. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and surfing are all readily accessible, and there is coarse and game fishing on site. The dog-friendly holiday rental sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and is available for bookings all year round.
Sleeping 10 people in five bedrooms, Eisteddfa is a superb self-catering holiday rental near Criccieth. It has fantastic views from almost every window, multiple reception rooms and a huge garden, so it is perfect for big families, extended families or friends. The location is perfect for a fun-filled holiday being only two miles from beaches on the Llyn Peninsula and within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park. There are gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door. Caernarfon Castle and the Snowdon Mountain Railway are half an hour's drive, while Portmeirion and Porthmadog are less than 15 minutes from the house.
Couples adore The Little Cottage on Geurfron Farm near Tywyn in the Snowdonia National Park. The pretty stone holiday cottage sits on 20 private acres of land and has stunning views over the Dysynni Valley from the cottage and the terrace. It's only a few miles from the coast and within easy reach of places like Dolgellau, Castell Cynfal, and the waterfalls at Dolgolch and Nant Gwernol. Geufron Farm is a non-working farm, so there's lots of space but no farm noise or passing traffic to disturb your sleep.
The Old Farmhouse has been part of Geufron Farm for two hundred years, and it's even more welcoming today thanks to a sympathetic refresh by the owners who have made it feel comfortably modern without losing any original character. It's perfect for families, with space for up to nine people to sleep in four bedrooms, with sensational mountain views, and use of the farm's 20 acres. You can book it independently or with one of the four other holiday cottages on the estate. The beach is only a few miles away, and there are beautiful footpaths from the door, including to the nearby Peniarth Arms in Bryncrug.
You won't know where to look first when you arrive at The Barn. Will you sit on the deck and drink in the stunning views over the Snowdonia countryside to Cardigan Bay? Or look up to the mountains and the promise of an adventure? Maybe the interiors will catch your attention, where attractive original features have been complemented by a recent refurbishment to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms, making it perfect for family and friends. The Barn is within walking distance of a dog-friendly pub and less than three miles from Tywyn's Blue Flag Beach and the Wales Coast Path. There is always plenty to see and do when you stay at The Barn, no matter what the season.
Fall in love all over again in this gorgeous holiday cottage in the Snowdonia National Park. The Granary sits in 20 private acres less than three miles from Cardigan Bay, Tywyn beach and the Wales Coastal Path, and within walking distance of the Peniarth Arms pub in Bryncrug. It is ideal for couples, though would also suit a solo adventurer who wants easy access to beautiful footpaths, exciting mountain bike routes, golf, fishing, horse riding, bird watching and a wealth of other activities that make Snowdonia a favourite holiday destination in every season.
The incredible views at The Cowshed are matched only by its stylish interior, which has recently been refurbished and updated to provide very comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to five people in two bedrooms. The layout (one double bedroom and a triple bunk room) is perfect for families, and with all rooms on one level, it's also great for people who like to avoid stairs. The Cowshed is on Geuforn Farm, a non-working farm set in 20 private acres in the south-west of Snowdonia National Park. Tywyn's Blue Flag beach is less than three miles from the door, and there is a welcoming, dog-friendly pub within walking distance.
You'll lose your heart to The Old Farmhouse and Cottage, which sits in 20 private acres and has spectacular views over the Snowdonia National Park to Cardigan Bay. The gorgeous period farmhouse has recently been refurbished and now boasts a fresh, modern interior with plenty of 21st Century luxuries that sit comfortably alongside original 17th Century features. The private garden has a heated outdoor swimming pool for guests exclusive use (between May to the end of Sept), and there are stunning walks and bike rides from the gate. With space for up to nine people to sleep in four lovely bedrooms, and the option to rent the adjoining Little Cottage sleeping an extra two, this picturesque house is perfect for families and friends.
A charming terrace holiday cottage in a fantastic location on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula overlooking Nefyn Bay, Porth Oer sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is ideal for couples or families with children and a short walk from the Llyn Coastal Path, beaches, footpaths, cycling routes and a golf course. The Snowdonia National Park, Portmeirion and Caernarfon are all within easy reach for days you don't want to spend sunning yourself on a sheltered sandy beach. Llyn is a terrific holiday destination in every season.
Relax in comfort at The Hay Barn, a luxury self-catering cottage on the Llyn Peninsula that sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples and families. The beautiful conversion enjoys lovely views over Nefyn Bay on the north of the peninsula and is only a short walk from the Llyn Coastal Path and breathtaking sandy beaches. Llyn is a fantastic destination for people who enjoy being outdoors with ample opportunities for walking, cycling, birdwatching, seal spotting and sightseeing.
Unwind and relax in this beautiful farmhouse overlooking the Irish Sea. Set within the Llyn Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park, a holiday in The Farmhouse can include sunny days playing on the sand, breathtaking walks along the Wales Coast Path, cycling around Cardigan Bay, spotting seals and dolphins, and so much more. There is space for up to seven people to sleep in four very comfortable bedrooms, with lots of luxurious touches that elevate The Farmhouse to somewhere wonderfully memorable where families and friends can enjoy spending time together.
The Llyn Peninsula is so peaceful that it almost feels like a hidden treasure. Surrounded by miles of stunning coast with outstanding views and sandy beaches, it is a fantastic year-round holiday destination for people who enjoy spending time outdoors in a beautiful landscape with easy access to the Snowdonia National Park. The Cottage is one of a handpicked collection of luxury seafront properties in the north of the peninsula. Its two gorgeous bedrooms sleep up to four people, and the layout is as perfect for couples as it is for families and friends. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
With amazing sea views inside and out, Stables 3 is a popular choice with couples looking to getaway for some sea air and relaxation in a luxury setting. One of a highly desirable collection of 'hand-picked' holiday cottages on the Llyn Peninsula, this fabulous retreat allows guests to enjoy all the best bits of the west coast of Wales as well as nearby Snowdonia National Park. Perfect for outdoor adventures and pure relaxation by the sea. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Sleeping 5, Fig Tree at Conwy Valley Getaway is a picturesque courtyard cottage with panoramic views over the valley towards the mountain peaks of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. With a private patio and hot tub and over an acre of garden to explore, you can enjoy rural tranquillity in a beautiful and unspoiled countryside setting. No cars or noise but ideally placed to access hundreds of activities close by. You’ll also have 24/7 use of the 11m heated indoor swimming pool located just meters from your front door. Located on the edge of the Bodnant Estate and surrounded by working farms, it is an excellent base to explore North Wales, including top Snowdonia attractions like Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conwy Castle, Llandudno Pier, the Welsh Mountain Zoo and Portmeirion. Fig Tree Cottage is available for bookings all year round.
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For those mountaineers who prefer to explore horizontally, trails and paths are abundant all over the area. Hikers can also experience some historically notable landmarks, such as the Roman Steps to the south - remnants of a much-used mediaeval packhorse trail.
Those with a preference for some gentler walking can explore the stunning forest and valley routes, such as Gwydir Forest with some superb wildlife to be found. There are also sandy beaches along the coast, in fact, almost 200 miles of beautiful coastline. Aberdovey/Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Harlech in particular, are well worth a visit.
Before booking your Snowdonia holiday cottage or Snowdonia accommodation, you can find all the information you need for your trip here. For more tips on how to make the most of your Snowdonia holidays, check out our complete Snowdonia Guide.
Snowdonia comprises raw, rugged scenery, exceptional landscapes and plenty of outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re looking to scale a mountain, hike through rural terrains or wander pretty towns, there is something for everyone here. Before heading off on your adventure to Snowdonia, here’s a little more information on the best time to visit.
The landscape in Snowdonia makes it a beautiful place to visit year-round. However, for those wanting to make the most of their time outdoors, with less rain and more sunshine, summer is a great time to go. From June to August, the weather here is generally warm, with occasional hotter days. Expect temperatures of around 17°C-19°C, with blue skies and longer days - perfect for anyone looking to spend most of their time in nature!
For anyone hoping to enjoy some time hiking, climbing or biking in Snowdonia, spring is an ideal time to visit the region. The temperatures cool slightly averaging around 9°C-14°C, providing a pleasant climate to enjoy outdoor activities. The landscapes also come to life during this time, flowers start to bloom across the hills and the lush greenery allows for beautiful scenery. Spring is perfect for those looking to explore Snowdonia’s impressive wilderness without oppressive heat.
If you’re looking for a true winter wonderland getaway, a visit to Snowdonia in winter is when you want to go. As the snow-capped mountains tower in the backdrop and the landscapes shimmer under frost, you will find the region a beautiful place to visit during this time. With Christmas markets scattered throughout picturesque towns and villages bright with lights, this is the perfect time for anyone seeking a festive getaway.
Breathtaking scenery provides the backdrop for a wide range of activities and sightseeing spots in this must-visit UK holiday destination. Snowdonia is home to many mountain ranges, however, no visit is complete without an attempt to scale the massive Snowdon, which stands at some 3,560 feet.
A haven for those who adore outdoor pursuits, Snowdonia provides some of the best outdoor activities in the UK. Climbers can enjoy the variety of routes available – some with quite a history behind them.
Those visiting Snowdonia for a relaxing weekend break or anyone who prefers to holiday at a leisurely pace are spoilt for choice with the numerous historical buildings, railways and castles. Caernarfon Castle is also a must-see for history-seekers and a very popular tourist attraction in Snowdonia.
If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to Snowdonia so you know what to expect when choosing to visit Snowdonia holiday cottages by car.
London: 207 miles
Birmingham: 94 miles
Glasgow: 279 miles
Liverpool: 61 miles
Bristol: 137 miles
Manchester: 80 miles
Leeds: 123 miles
Edinburgh: 282 miles
Newcastle: 223 miles
There are multiple ways to travel to Snowdonia. Its excellent public transport links in many of its towns and villages mean you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.
A holiday cottage in Snowdonia is the perfect place for adventure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys immersing themselves in stunning scenery. Its diverse habitats and varying landscapes make it a beautiful place to visit. From moorland to mighty peaks, deep gorges and idyllic towns, there is so much to see and do here.
Not only is Snowdonia utterly breathtaking, but it is also a unique part of the UK. With nine mountain ranges spanning over 52% of the region, it allows for a never-ending playground for all types of explorers.
Visitors are also pleasantly surprised when they find out the rich history that Snowdonia has to offer. With castles, World Heritage Sites and Areas of Outstanding Beauty at every twist and turn, there is plenty to uncover here. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the ruins in the region or want to wander the Heritage Coast, you will find plenty of fascinating things to see in Snowdonia.
When you decide to visit any of our Snowdonia cottages ultimately depends on what you want to do with your time here. The region is stunning all year round, with some seasons providing better weather for outdoor activities.
If you’re looking to spend most of your time exploring Snowdonia’s wilderness, anytime between June and August is great for warmer weather and plenty of sunshine. However, spring, autumn and winter also provide a beautiful time to go here, especially if you prefer cooler weather and a chance of snow!
Much like deciding the best time to visit Snowdonia, knowing how long to stay here also depends on what you’re looking to do. To see the top sights and explore popular tourist spots, 3 days should be enough. However, if you want to investigate all that the region has to offer, whilst taking part in its excellent outdoor activities, one week should allow you enough time to do so.
Sitting at an impressive 1,085 metres, Mount Snowdon can be quite the challenge. However, with the right weather, gear and knowledge, many people come here to conquer the mountain each year. Just make sure you've got a comfortable Snowdonia holiday cottage to return to afterwards! For those who don’t feel like scaling to the top of Snowdon, you can hop on the mountain’s railway. This allows you to take in all the incredible views whilst in the comfort of your seat.